Daesh Affiliates Attack Polling Station in Northern Iraq During Parliamentary Vote - Reports

© REUTERS / ABDULLAH DHIAA AL-DEENA woman attends voting at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Kerbala, Iraq, October 10, 2021.
A woman attends voting at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Kerbala, Iraq, October 10, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.10.2021
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DOHA (Sputnik) - Affiliates of Daesh* have attacked a polling station in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk Governorate, injuring a police officer, the Iraqi Al-Sumaria TV reports.
The attackers opened fire from a sniper rifle at a polling station located in a school in the al-Rashad district, Al-Sumaria said, citing a security source. One police officer was injured.
A security source told Sputnik on Sunday that two Iraqi soldiers were injured as a result of an armed attack at a polling station in the eastern province of Diyala. The Iraqi security services said later in the day that a soldier mistakenly shot one comrade and injured another one.
On Sunday, early parliamentary elections — the first since 2003 — took place in Iraq. According to Iraqi media reports, the turnout was about 20 percent.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia and many other states
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